Moebius Linux is Now Available and 50% Off This Week!

May.16, 2016, under featured, moebius

 

We are excited today to announce that Moebius Linux is available! And to celebrate the launch of our very first Linux port, Moebius: Empire Rising is on sale this week for 50% off!

In addition to the Linux port, we’ve got some major updates for the PC and Mac builds as well, so if you already own the game, it’s a great time to download the updated build and journey with Malachi and David as to try to uncover the pattern and the mystery of the Moebius theory once again!

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Epic Open-World Fantasy RPG Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim™ Is Available Now!

Apr.26, 2016, under Cornerstone, featured, new release

Phoenix Online Publishing and Overflow Games are excited to announce today’s release of epic action RPG Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim for PC, Mac, and Linux! Starting as a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, this sweeping fantasy tale in which combat, crafting, and physics-based puzzle-solving collide has already been praised as “an excellent action-adventure game” and “a breath of fresh air in the industry.” As young Viking Tyrim, players will take on a range of wondrous quests, battle unforgettable adversaries, and experience the adventure of a lifetime in Nygard, a legendary world of wonder bursting with colorful characters, playable vehicles, and open-world adventures. Featuring a complete crafting system that lets you build your own weapons and gear, playable vehicles ranging from ships to windsurfers, and dozens of quirky characters to interact with as you explore eight exotic islands filled with tricks, traps, and treasures, Cornerstone is now available on the Phoenix Online Store (store.postudios.com), Steam, GOG.com, the Humble Store, and other major online retailers for $19.99.

The Viking men of the village of Borja haven’t been seen in weeks, and Tyrim is determined to set forth and find them: An objective that will send him sneaking deep into the heart of enemy fortresses, combing dank dungeons on a hunt for lost artifacts, and actively taking the fight to the forces of evil as he pursues an increasingly inventive range of quests. Wielding the young warrior’s crafting and combat skills, you’ll set sail on trusty galleon the Mad Goat across the seas to uncover the world of Nygard’s mysteries, collecting fabulous relics, uncovering forbidden secrets and magic, and ultimately challenging a powerful ancient evil as you quest to bring the Vikings home.

  

“Developing this game has been such an amazing journey. Lots and lots of hard work, long days, late nights, many laughs and even a bit of frustration. We have probably developed as much as Tyrim has since the very start of this project!” says Jonathan Prytz, Lead Game Designer and Artist. “We have to thank our Kickstarter backers for believing in this game two and a half years ago and we hope to make them proud with all that we accomplished today! Finally the release is here and we’re super excited!”

Key Features 

  • Epic, open-world blend of action RPG, physics-based puzzle-solving, and combat
  • Complete crafting system – build your own weapons, armor, and gear
  • Explore 8 exotic islands filled with unique enemies, treasures, and adventures
  • Playable vehicles include ships, windsurfers, and more
  • Dozens of quirky characters to interact and engage with
  • Sweeping score includes live musicians and sound effects
  • Fluid and realistic physics bring the action to life

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Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim – Vehicles

Apr.06, 2016, under Cornerstone, developer diary, featured

Cornerstone contains a number of different playable vehicles that Tyrim uses to get around. Some of them he even crafts himself!

 

Hang glider

Sick of falling? Craft a hang glider to make otherwise treacherous jumps and insure a soft landing!  Just stock up on wool and you’ll be good to go. This will be the first new mode of travel you’ll encounter in the game.  Make good use of it!

 

Raft

An old carpenter made plans for seaworthy vessels and this is his most compact one yet!  You’ll need this to start your journey out to the other islands, so that you can eventually upgrade to…

 

The Mad Goat

Like father like son. The son of the designer of your raft has made plans for a truly seaworthy voyager.  Equipped with a garden where you can grow food and medicine, you will not worry about starvation or sickness as you sail the seas of Nygard.  This vessel will stay with you throughout the rest of your adventure, no rebuilding necessary!  But first, you have to retrieve those plans from your old “friends”, the Rocklovers.

 

Windsurfer

The desert can be wide and empty.  Perfect place to shred some grains as you ride Mokaga’s trademark (patent pending) windsurfers through the dunes and canyons.  Use the dust devils for extra boost but be careful of the explosive flora that can ruin your flow! Comes in 2 flavors: personal and cargo.  Personal windsurfer blueprints can be found at the local shops; there’s one conveniently located on the Mokaga pier. Enjoy!

 

Mine cart

What’s a mine without carts to re-enact Temple of Doom in?  The mine cart system of Dune is in need of some repair but you can still get some short thrills zooming down a stretch or two, and even use them for some creative problem solving! But don’t forget to mind the gap.

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The Last Door: Collector’s Edition Season 2 Available Now!

Mar.29, 2016, under featured, new release, news, the last door

In an echo from beyond the Veil, Phoenix Online Publishing and The Game Kitchen sent forth an unworldly and non-Euclidean announcement that the hit indie point-and-click horror adventure The Last Door: Season 2 – Collector’s Edition released today for PC, Mac, and Linux. The sequel to Season 1’s “love letter to Lovecraft”, the new 4 episode collection of the low-res graphics, high suspense horror delves further into the madness of the Veil and  introduces new characters, a larger world, more puzzles, new mysteries, upgraded art and effects, and even more gameplay, plus exclusive bonus content. Season 2 is available now for $9.99 on the Phoenix Online Store (store.postudios.com), Steam, the Humble Store, GOG.com, and other online retailers, as well as a bundle of both seasons at a 10% discount.

As Dr. John Wakefield, psychiatrist to Season 1’s protagonist Jeremiah Devitt, players will set out in search of his missing client and soon be drawn into the haunting web of forbidden knowledge, madness, and a deeper conspiracy hiding it all. As the search moves beyond England, can Jeremiah be found? Or will Wakefield merely find that he, too, is about to become lost in the search for the Last Door?

“We’re truly humbled by the support of the fans who have helped us in crafting this story, and we believe we’ve managed to create an epic conclusion to the series for them,” says Mauricio Garcia, CEO of The Game Kitchen. “We believe it’s time to finally meet what’s waiting for you beyond the Veil.”

The Game Kitchen has been developing and releasing The Last Door with their own unique crowdfunding subscription-based model on their website, where players have had early access to beta builds. The community feedback has been a part of shaping the game from the very beginning of the first Season.

The first season of The Last Door: Collector’s Edition, released in 2014, included all four episodes as well as exclusive bonus content and became a best-selling retro-themed horror adventure, earning high marks from fans and critics alike. A “love letter to Lovecraft”, players stepped into the shoes of Jeremiah Devitt to explore ancient mansions, decaying tenements, and the twisting, fog-filled alleys of London in search of memories Devitt had forgotten, but which had driven an old friend to suicide. Season 1 is available for PC, Mac, and Linux, as well as on mobile platforms for iOS and Android.

Key Features:

  • Sequel to the  award-winning point-and-click Victorian era horror adventure, The Last Door
  • Four episodes and exclusive extras and bonus content in one limited-edition set
  • Guide Dr. Wakefield through new locations, characters, scenes, and puzzles in a new compelling mystery
  • Search for and uncover forbidden knowledge that may drive you mad in a game inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe
  • Includes a brand new haunting, original musical score by Carlos Viola

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Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim Developer Diary: Monsters

Mar.25, 2016, under Cornerstone, developer diary, featured

Learn more about the design and changes in development for some of the unique monsters and enemies Tyrim will encounter in Nygard,

 

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Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim – Explore the Islands of Nygard!

Mar.17, 2016, under Cornerstone, developer diary, featured

Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim is set in the world of Nygard, where Tyrim will explore 8 unique islands on his quest. Let’s take a closer look at some of them!

 

Borja

Tyrim’s quest begins on his home island of Borja, where the Vikings live. A lush and green island, it was originally called Borjana in the game and was listed as such on the map for most of development. Only the village was called Borja.  It ended up getting too confusing because the “na” just wasn’t enough to distinguish them clearly in conversation, so now the island and village share the name of Borja.

 

Rockwell

The dwelling place of the mysterious Rock-lovers, Rockwell is an underground stronghold and library where Tyrim must sneak carefully to avoid detection and travel vertically to explore the full island.

Above ground on the island are fiery exploding skeletons. Testing this section proved quite challenging for QA, leading to giving players more of a heads up about the upcoming explosions so the section was a little more forgiving!

Himama

Himama is a smaller outpost island with connections to the island of Himalu, and currently inhabited by bandits!

Mokaga

A large desert island, Mokaga is littered with ancient ruins, huge bones bleached in the sun, and small villages built around oases.

Here, Tyrim travels through the dunes on his windsurfer!

The Veil

Mystery shrouds this mysterious, misty island…

 

 

 

 

 

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The Last Door Season 2 Coming March 29th!

Mar.15, 2016, under featured, the last door

Phoenix Online Publishing and The Game Kitchen are filled with an unnerving and otherworldly glee to announce that the hit indie point-and-click horror adventure The Last Door Season 2 Collector’s Edition will be releasing on March 29, 2016 for PC, Mac, and Linux. Currently available on Early Access (http://store.steampowered.com/app/402530), the second season of the low-res graphics, high suspense horror experience introduces new characters, a larger world, more puzzles, new mysteries, upgraded art and effects, and even more gameplay than Season 1’s “love letter to Lovecraft.” With four brand new episodes and exclusive Collector’s Edition extras, Season 2 will be on the Phoenix Online Store (store.postudios.com), Steam, the Humble Store, GOG.com, and other online retailers.

Continuing where the first season left off, Dr. John Wakefield, psychiatrist to Season 1’s protagonist Jeremiah Devitt, sets out in search of his client, who has mysteriously vanished. Soon Wakefield is drawn into the haunting web of forbidden knowledge, madness, and a deep conspiracy hiding it all.

“The Game Kitchen knows how to tell a scary story that keeps you on the edge of your seat,” says Katie Hallahan, PR Director Phoenix Online Publishing, “and how to do so much with so little! The 8-bit art is beautiful, the soundtrack is haunting, the atmosphere is straight out of a classic horror story.”

The first season of The Last Door: Collector’s Edition, released in 2014, included all four episodes as well as exclusive bonus content and became a best-selling retro-themed horror adventure, earning high marks from fans and critics alike. A “love letter to Lovecraft”, players stepped into the shoes of Jeremiah Devitt to explore ancient mansions, decaying tenements, and the twisting, fog-filled allies of London in search of memories Devitt had forgotten, but which had driven an old friend to suicide. Season 1 is available for PC, Mac, and Linux, as well as on mobile platforms for iOS and Android.

Key Features:

  • Sequel to the award-winning point-and-click Victorian era horror adventure, The Last Door
  • Search for and uncover forbidden knowledge that may be driving you mad
  • Guide Dr. Wakefield through new locations, characters, scenes, and puzzles in a new compelling mystery
  • Haunting, original musical score by Carlos Viola
  • Inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe
  • Available now on Steam Early Access at a discounted price

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Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim Developer Diary: Islands

Mar.09, 2016, under Cornerstone, developer diary, featured

The world of Nygard is made up of eight islands that Tyrim visits on his quest. Get a closer look at each and hear what inspired the designers to create these eight very different locations!

Cornerstone releases of April 26th–pre-order today and save 20%!

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Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim Character Sketches

Mar.02, 2016, under Cornerstone, developer diary, featured

As we saw in last week’s Developer Diary, Cornerstone is filled with quirky and interesting characters of all kinds, from the main character of Tyrim to the people and creatures he’ll encounter on the way. This week, let’s see how some of them changed over the course of development!

Tyrim

Tyrim has gone through some changes since his conception and even since he was first seen in the Cornerstone Kickstarter. Below you can see some of his evolution into his final look for the game.

Yngvar

Yngvar is someone you encounter early on in the game, an Older Viking who teaches Tyrim how to fight. The developers kept a distinct style that they carried from the concept art through to the 3D versions of their characters.

Alma, Tyrim’s Mother

Tyrim lives with his mother, Alma, and his twin sisters on Borja; below are some early concepts for Alma. 

Skeleton

It wouldn’t be a role-playing adventure game without some skeletons to fight!

Samurai

On the island of Gou-Hai, the temple is guarded by fierce Samurai. They are quick to attack and carry fuel barrels on their backs to use in a dangerous fire-breathing attack!

Rocklovers

The mysterious hooded figures known as Rocklovers are an ancient cult that specializes in elemental summoning.

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Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim Developer Diary: Characters

Feb.24, 2016, under Cornerstone, developer diary, featured

This week, we’re taking a closer look at Tyrim, the hero of Cornerstone, and some of the characters he’ll be meeting on his journey to find the men of his village.

Cornerstone releases on April 26th, and is available for pre-order at a 20% discount in the Phoenix Online Store. Try the demo for free at the Cornerstone website!

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